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POSITION: Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District - Biologist
DESCRIPTION: Perform a variety of laboratory and field services to help carry out the Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) program of SLCMAD; responsible for carrying out surveillance for mosquitoes and mosquito-transmitted pathogens; rearing in-house mosquito colonies; leading employees engaged in surveillance work, and assisting with scientific research; will perform/assist with other work and/or tasks as needed or requested; reports to Laboratory Director or Assistant Director. The Biologist is a full-time employee hired on a salaried basis.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must have fundamental knowledge of insect biology, ecology, and importance to public health; demonstrated ability to supervise the work of others and capability to effectively and cooperatively work with superiors, colleagues, academics, and the general public; general computer skills and understanding of databases; must have a valid driver’s license and meet all aspects of the District’s job description (available upon request) for this position.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply by March 1st, 2023. You will be required to submit both a resume/CV and a completed agency application form. For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact Dr. Greg White, Assistant Director: Greg@SLCMAD.org. You can submit documents via email to Dr. White or other members of SLCMAD leadership.
POSITION: District Manager - Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District, Parlier CA
DESCRIPTION: Under authority vested by the Board of Trustees and derived from legislation, the District Manager is the chief administrative, operational, and financial officer of the District. As such, this position plans, organizes and directs the overall operations and works of the District, provides day-to-day leadership and does related work as required and necessary. While maintaining overall control and authority, the District Manager exercises discretionary delegation of authority by assigning daily program implementation and personnel supervision responsibilities to subordinate employees when possible. In addition to organizing the operational program for the present and immediate future, the position provides planning to prepare the District to adjust and modify its operations to respond to and to meet changing issues and trends.
QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate degree or Master’s degree in medical entomology, biological science or related field; or Doctorate degree or Master’s degree in business administration or other applicable field and a Bachelor’s degree in biological science or related field; or a combination of education and additional experience.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Open Until Filled. Position Start Date January 1, 2023. Apply using link below.
POSITION: Assistant Research Scientist, New York State Department of Health
DESCRIPTION: The Assistant Research Scientist will be responsible for assisting in routine sampling of tick populations at multiple study sites situated along the leading edge of NY State regions where Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are considered hyperendemic. By monitoring tick population density and prevalence or tick-borne pathogens, through a combination or field and laboratory-based research techniques, the Assistant Research Scientist will assist to generate data on the population density or vector ticks and prevalence or pathogens (predictors of tick-borne disease risk), while assisting to produce a suite or DNA samples for further genetic analysis. The incumbent will assist with performing analysis and summaries of project data; assist with laboratory maintenance; assist to provide mentoring to students and perform other appropriate related duties.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Education, Public Health, Epidemiology or related field and one year of research experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for the one year of research experience.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply by November 25, 2022.
POSITION: Ph.D. Graduate Student Assistantship – Florida Medical Entomology Lab, Univ. of Florida
DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate for a Ph.D. program in our team (Cynthia Lord’s lab) at the University of Florida, Florida Medical Entomology Lab. The position is available starting in Spring 2023 and the student’s academic department will be Entomology and Nematology. The candidate will work with an interdisciplinary, multi-institution team on ecological interactions in transmission of the Lyme spirochete between ticks and hosts. The project will explore effects of ecological, environmental, and microbial interactions on ticks and microbe transmission using mathematical models. Opportunities to participate in field and laboratory work at partner institutions are planned. Preference will be given to candidates with strong academic performance, excellent communication skills, and experience or demonstrated interest in modeling, mathematics and/or computer programming. Student will be expected to publish findings in peer-reviewed journals and participate in professional meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS: A degree in Entomology, Ecology, Biology, or related field. Interest in ecology, population dynamics and mathematical modeling. Research experience highly desirable.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Please submit a CV, a cover letter, and short statement of research interests to Dr Cynthia Lord (email@example.com). Please include contact information of at least two references. Review of applications ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.
POSITION: Research Support Specialist II, Entomology, Cornell University
DESCRIPTION: A position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Laura Harrington at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA), for a highly motivated candidate to evaluate mosquito and tick interventions in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region as well investigating links between pesticide resistance and operational control efficacy. The selected candidate will work with NEVBD partners to design and evaluate efficacy trials. In addition, the successful candidate will provide technical advice to vector control units across the NEVBD catchment area as well as develop educational materials and conduct training. The position is part of the CDC-funded Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD), carrying many opportunities to interact with our leadership team and collaborators across the region.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have BS degree in Entomology, Ecology, or related field, supported by publications in peer-reviewed journals and 3 to 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination. Prior experience working in vector control with mosquitoes and/or ticks and experimental design/data analysis skills are essential.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter.
POSITION: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Medical Entomology, University of Arizona
DESCRIPTION: The Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medical Entomology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a top-quality, externally funded research program elucidating the biology of arthropods of medical or veterinary importance. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, behavior, genomics, modeling, and population genetics.
QUALIFICATIONS: A doctorate in Entomology or a related discipline is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion, high potential to obtain extramural funding, and a strong publication record.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Applicant reviews will begin November 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
POSITION: Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Medical Entomology, University of Delaware
DESCRIPTION: The Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Vector Biology / Medical Entomology. The position is a 9-month appointment (paid over 12 months) with responsibilities in teaching and research; responsibilities are allocated as 55% research, 40% teaching, and 5% service. Review of applications will begin 1 November 2022 with interviews in early 2023. For more information, contact Dr. Greg Shriver (firstname.lastname@example.org), Search Committee Chair, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
POSITION: Assistant Professor, Biology and Pathogens, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
DESCRIPTION: The ideal candidate will have a background in pathogen biology, focused on pathogens that are transmitted by insects or other arthropods. Externally funded research and teaching experience are considered a plus. Successful candidates will be expected to join and actively collaborate in research with members of the UTRGV Center for Vector-Borne Disease as well as other faculty at UTRGV. Research foci may include disease transmission or transmission systems, surveillance or diagnostics, general virology or microbiology, host/pathogen/vector dynamics, disease ecology and epidemiology, or other related fields. The preferred candidate will have strong molecular biology skills.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and an excellent track record in research that indicates a strong potential for attracting extramural funding. Postdoctoral experience is preferred but not required.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan (2 page maximum), statement of teaching philosophy (2 page maximum), and the names & contact information of at least three professional references. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Christopher Vitek (email@example.com), search committee chair. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2022.
POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor Vector Biology / Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
DESCRIPTION: The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a Vector Biologist or Ecologist with expertise in arthropods that transmit human and/or zoonotic pathogens, serving a leadership role in the Global Health major, and with the desire to participate in, and contribute to, the research and outreach mission of the MCE-VBD. Research areas that would be appropriate for this position are broadly in the area of vector biology, and may include strengths in arthropod/pathogen interactions at multiple scales (molecular/suborganismal, organismal, population, community, and regional scales), innovative strategies for management and control, and the emergence and transmission of vector-borne infectious disease. Research that incorporates a global health or international component is also desirable.
POSITION: Associate/Assistant Professor of Arthropod Vector Biology and/or Ecology, Pennsylvania State University
DESCRIPTION: The Department of Entomology at Penn State invites applications in the area of Arthropod Vector Biology and/or Ecology for a tenure line, faculty position with a focus on the ecology of vectors and their role in disease transmission. A successful candidate will have expertise that will complement existing University strengths in epidemiology, IPM, chemical ecology, vector biology, genomics, and/or applied evolution/resistance management. This is a 9- month, Tenure Line, 75% Research, 25% Teaching appointment.
POSITION: University of Idaho Faculty Cluster Hire in Modeling and Data Science
DESCRIPTION: We are pleased to announce a Faculty Cluster Hire in Modeling and Data Science. The University of Idaho will add up to six faculty at the assistant or associate level. We are looking for outstanding researchers who use diverse modeling skills to address public health challenges along the continuum from pathogen dynamics at the human-wildlife interface, to emerging disease prediction and prevention, to rural health disparities. See link below for further information and application instructions.
Postdoctoral / Fellowships
POSITION: ORISE Fellowships, Bioinformatics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DESCRIPTION: Two ORISE Fellowship opportunities are available with the Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch (RZB), Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia. RZB is responsible for investigations into the pathogenesis, distribution, and control of unique obligate intracellular bacteria from the genera Rickettsia, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Orientia, and Coxiella which are transmitted by infected ticks, fleas, lice, and mites. As part of these efforts, RZB has recently implemented a project to expand and improve tick surveillance in the United States through the development and implementation of advanced molecular techniques for pathogen detection and tick species identification for medically important, human-biting ticks.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply by December 26, 2022.
POSITION: Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University
DESCRIPTION: The Harrington Lab at Cornell University is seeking a postdoctoral associate to lead efforts in the molecular, proteomic and functional analysis of Ae. aegypti seminal fluid proteins. These efforts include molecular, proteomic and functional analysis of Ae. aegypti seminal fluid proteins. In addition to carrying out research central to this NIH-funded project, and obtaining publishable results, the candidate is expected to take a leadership role in organization of the day-to-day activities of the project and provide some supervision of graduate students and undergraduates.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in biology with specific concentration in molecular biology is required. Strong experience in molecular laboratory methods, experience with mosquitoes/insects is desired but not essential. Excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to work in a team environment are required. Outstanding written and communication skills are essential.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Interested persons should contact Laura C. Harrington, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 607-255-4475 or Mariana F. Wolner Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, (email@example.com) or phone 607-254-4801.
POSITION: Postdoctoral Researcher - Public Health - Syracuse University
DESCRIPTION: The postdoctoral scholar will have experience in mosquito laboratory and/or field collections. Expertise desired includes entomology, vector biology, and/or epidemiology. The postdoc will be based in Puerto Rico. Spanish proficiency is required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in vector biology, entomology, epidemiology, or public health. Experience in laboratory and/or field studies of mosquito populations. Proficiency in Spanish. Position based in Puerto Rico. Travel to scientific conferences is expected.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Open until filled. Apply online using link below.
POSITION: Two Postdoctoral Positions, Medical & Veterinary Entomology, University of Tennessee
DESCRIPTION: The Trout Fryxell lab at the University of Tennessee is seeking two postdoctoral associates to lead efforts on the prevention, detection, & response to the Asian longhorned tick and Theileria orientalis Ikeda in the region. Positions will ideally begin in Jan/Feb 2023. The posdoctoral associates will primarily be responsible for preventing and detecting the movement of Asian longhorned ticks (Haemaphysalis longicornis) and its associated cattle pathogen (Theileria orientalis Ikeda) in the region; although, a One Health approach will be used.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a PhD at the time of start in a field connected to entomology, animal science, veterinary sciences, parasitology, microbiology, molecular biology, epidemiology, or similar disciplines.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Applications should include A cover letter, which indicates your goals, the skills you have learned and can teach someone as well as the skills you desire to learn and/or improve upon; An updated CV (please include links to previously published manuscripts); and List of three references with emails (letters are not necessary).
POSITION: Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Virus-Vector Interactions
DESCRIPTION: A Postdoctoral Scientist position is available at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station funded through a NIH award investigating arbovirus-mosquito interactions and the impact of multiple mosquito blood meals on vector competence. Individuals are expected to undertake fundamental cellular, molecular and organismal biological studies pertinent to the aims of the project. In addition, we are seeking a highly creative and independent individual that will be able to identify new and interesting research directions stemming from these studies and pursue post-doctoral funding opportunities.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field (virology, microbiology, or vector biology).
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Interested persons should submit electronic copies of: (1) a letter of application specifically addressing how the applicant meets the job requirements as listed above, especially experience in the stated fields, and including a statement of career goals, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for at least three references; incomplete applications will not be considered. Send to Dr. Doug Brackney, Department of Environmental Sciences, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, P. O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504. firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSITION: ORISE Fellowships, Department of Defense, Vector-Borne Disease Branch, US Army Public Health Center
DESCRIPTION: The Department of Defense (DoD) is offering two ORISE fellowships at the Vector-Borne Disease Branch of the U.S. Army Public Health Center (APHC) located at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, USA. As an ORISE participant, you will join a community of scientists and researchers in an effort to provide rapid identification and testing of ticks removed from DOD beneficiaries, and generates a robust surveillance dataset to better combat tick-borne disease risks to DOD personnel. In addition to the routine MilTICK PCR-based mission, other projects may include next generation sequencing of vector-borne pathogens, real-time PCR assay development, testing mosquitoes for emerging genetic resistance to insecticides, and collaborations with academic and federal partners on vector-borne disease-related projects.
QUALIFICATIONS: Opportunities are available at the BS, MS, and PhD level to recent (within 5 years) or pending graduates. Those with recent degrees in the fields of entomology or molecular biology are particularly encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply online through Zintellect.
POSITION: Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Mosquito Population Genetics, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station & Yale University
DESCRIPTION: The postdoctoral researcher will lead the effort to characterize the genetic diversity across the ancestral range of Ae. aegypti, address questions of demography and population structure, and identifying putative sources of admixture in the region, using large genomic datasets. Depending on your personal interests and skills, projects on genome evolution, molecular evolution, behavioral genetics and ecological genomics are also possible. This position is available in Summer or early Fall 2022, with a flexible start time. Although this is a joint position between CAES and Yale, appointment will be done through Yale University. Funding is available for two years with a possible extension for up to three years depending on performance and funding. This position is NIH-funded.
QUALIFICATIONS: We seek an independent and motivated candidate with experience in molecular genetics, genomics, nextgeneration sequencing data, and bioinformatics, that will be able to identify new and interesting research directions stemming from these studies. A PhD in evolutionary biology, genetics, bioinformatics, or a related field is required. Background in population genetics and with analysis of large-scale genomic data is needed. Basic molecular biology wet lab skills are desired (DNA extraction, PCR). The applicant should have strong written and oral communication skills, critical thinking and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with others. No previous experience in mosquitoes is required.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Send 1) a cover letter describing your interest and experience, 2) CV, and 3) a list of three references to email@example.com. We encourage candidates with backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in STEM to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Additional information about our research can be found at: https://andreagloriasoria.wordpress.com
POSITION: Vectors & Vector-Borne Disease Pathogens Molecular Inventory (ORISE Fellow) - U.S. Air Force
- For this one year project, participant will generate and analyze multiple target sequences from various arthropod disease vectors (ticks, mosquitoes) and vector-borne disease pathogens (viruses, bacteria).
- Data will be used to evaluate the taxonomic identity and relatedness of our samples to other taxa within their groups, infer the geographic origin of introduced arthropods, and/or attempt to resolve cryptic species diversity (ex. species within the Rhipicephalus sanguineus (brown dog tick) complex).
- We may also examine genetic diversity, pathogen virulence, associations with host animals or other characteristics of interest using these data, based on applicant interest(s) and quality/quantity of sequence data.
- Overall sample sizes are small, ranging from four to 40 samples within a group of interest, and sequences generated for some samples may be the first publicly available for specific locations or species, allowing the participant to contribute meaningfully to records of global biodiversity.
- Challenges for the participant may include low representation of genetic markers in data repositories and less than optimal quality sample DNA/RNA.
- The molecular marker inventory created for this project will constitute an Air Force installation baseline for these organisms/microorganisms, against which future comparisons can be made across characteristics of interest.
QUALIFICATIONS: PhD or MS in vector biology, molecular biology, ecology, genetics, evolutionary biology, wildlife biology or a related discipline that includes courses in genetics/phylogenetics, population genetics, biodiversity informatics and/or molecular systematics of eukaryotic and/or prokaryotic organisms. Specific experience in nucleotide sequence analyses for phylogenies, inference of geographical origin or similar investigations is highly desirable. Education and/or experience in nucleic acid extractions, PCR methods and amplicon (Sanger) sequencing is required. The successful applicant will have experience using DNASTAR Lasergene, Geneious, MegAlign, ClustalW or similar software to work with nucleotide sequences and perform analyses, and be familiar with data repositories such as GenBank, BOLD Systems and EMBL-EBI.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply online throuh Zintellect.
Professional Development & Training Opportunities
eCornell Online Program in the Biology of Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Disease-Causing Arthropods
The Cornell Department of Entomology has partnered with eCornell to provide a 4-week online training program on the biology of arthropods — both insects and related forms — that impact human health. You will explore the fascinating biology, behaviors, and disease-transmission processes of a range of organisms, with special emphasis on the most important groups, including ticks and mosquitoes. You will also learn about specific diseases associated with these vectors that can be passed on to humans. The course is appropriate for those working in healthcare and vector-borne disease control, those who train and supervise outdoor workers, and will also be useful for students of vector biology who may not have access to other courses on this topic. $399 total cost. Enrollment discounts may be available. This course has been approved for 28 contact hours of continuing education with the National Environmental Health Association.
Visit the course page for information on the next course cohort.
eCornell Online Program in Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance
The Cornell Department of Entomology has partnered with eCornell to provide a 4-week online training program to help you understand the tools, methodology, and best practices for the surveillance of arthropod vectors, including ticks and mosquitoes. You will gain the knowledge and resources necessary to design an effective vector surveillance program in your local jurisdiction. The course is intended to train and create a network of public health practitioners, from a variety of backgrounds, in entomology and in the approaches, techniques, and skills required for effective surveillance programs. $399 total cost. Enrollment discounts may be available. This course has been approved for 28 contact hours of continuing education with the National Environmental Health Association.
Visit the course page for information on the next course cohort.
American Mosquito Control Association e-Modules
The e-modules cover basic mosquito biology, surveillance and control with an emphasis on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus
Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases Six-Day Course
The University of Idaho Institute for Health in the Human Ecosystem is hosting its annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day course, Monday through Saturday, June 12-17, 2023, on the UI campus in Moscow, Idaho. This course provides accessible, condensed training and “knowledge networking” for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, new faculty, and current professionals to ensure competency in basic biology and cutting-edge knowledge for U.S. and global vector-borne diseases of plants, animals, and humans. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2022, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance for the course in spring 2023.
Certification in Public Health Entomology
The Midwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (MCE-VBD) is offering a certificate in Public Health Entomology to recognize and provide basic skills related to the surveillance and management of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases. The certification process is open to anyone affiliated with MCE-VBD partner organizations with interest in developing skills in vector-borne disease surveillance and control.
CDC Learning Tools for Health Care Providers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide web-based continuing medical educational (CME) resources for health care providers on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, as well as other tickborne diseases.
DODD Short Courses
The FMCA’s Dodd Short Courses will be held virtually (Introduction to Mosquito Control course only) January 24th – 28th and in-person (all other courses) January 31st – February 3rd. Online registration deadline is January 21, 2022.
Entomological Society of America Certification Programs
The Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation offers two certification programs for professionals who work with insects:
- Board Certified Entomologist - program for professional entomologists with degrees in entomology or a closely-related field
- Associate Certified Entomologist - program for pest management professionals with strong training and experience in insect-related work, but without academic training required of professional entomologists
- Public Health Entomologist (PHE) Certificate - program for pest management professionals who work with pests that pose a health risk
Entomological Society of America Professional Advancement Career Training (PACT) Initiative
Graduate Students and Postdocs in Entomology: Are you looking for tools and training to make yourself stand out as you look for the next step in your career? ESA’s new Professional Advancement Career Training (PACT) Initiative will help you develop the leadership capacity and “soft skills” sought after in today’s highly collaborative work environments—both within and beyond academia.
Join us in 2021 for a six-month program that will guide you in identifying your current areas of strength and opportunities for growth. Each month of the program will focus on a unique theme in leadership and soft-skill development. Applications for 2021 are now closed.
EPA Integrated Pest Management Webinars
The EPA Center for Integrated Pest Management hosts a yearly webinar series featuring experts from across the country relaying educational and practical strategies for establishing and improving integrated pest management programs in your facilities and environments.
Global Vector Hub: Directory of Medical Entomology Courses
TDR has supported the development of a Global Atlas of Medical Entomology Schooling (GAMES), which lists a total of 126 medical entomology courses offered both on-campus and through distance learning in 32 countries across all WHO regions, covering seven languages. For each course, session dates, course outline, fees, language of instruction and responsible managers are listed.
Follow the link below to gain access to the directory. Please register on Global Vector Hub.
Mosquito Training Course for Pest Managers
The Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, along with partners in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is pleased to announce a new online course in mosquito training for pest managers. Participants who complete the 11 modules in the course will learn to identify and understand the mosquitoes of major importance in the urban environment, their life cycles, the general methods of control, personal protective equipment required for safe insecticide application, and the laws and regulations governing mosquito control for the urban pest management industry.
NACCHO’s Practical Guide to Building Local Mosquito Control Capacity
The National Association of County and City Health Officials and its vector control workgroup members identified the need for a focused, practical guide to help local health departments build new local mosquito control programs or enhance existing capabilities in the core competencies.
NEHA Vectors & Pests Webinars
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) produces open-access webinars to improve the capacity of environmental health to identify and understand emerging vectors found in the United States. The NEHA Vector & Pests Webinars page provides up-to-date information on vector control topics and resources used to protect the public of the transmission of vector-borne diseases.
Online Tick Training Course
The CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases has developed an online tick training course, now available! This course is an introduction to ticks, tick-borne diseases, and tick control for employees in the urban pest management industry, public health entomologists, and anyone interested in learning more about ticks. This self-paced course is eligibile for 2 FDACS CEUs.
Pesticide Safety Education Program, Distance Learning Center
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program (CCE-PSEP), is a federally-mandated program that has been a nationally-recognized leader in pesticide safety education for over 40 years. Their mission is to promote the safe use of pesticides to help reduce risks to applicators, consumers, and the environment. PSEP provides pesticide certification and training throughout New York state and serves as an unbiased source of pesticide information for applicators, researchers and the general public.These courses often carry continuing education credits accepted by New York, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and West Virginia. Available courses include toxicity of pesticides, insect biocontrol, integrated tick management, introduction to developing IPM strategies, and more.
Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP)
A no-cost 11-course learning series developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and partners. Program emphasized the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to address public health pests and vectors that spread disease.
Additional Career Websites
American Mosquito Control Association
American Public Health Association
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Entomological Society of America
Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California
National Association of County and City Health Officials
New Jersey Mosquito Control Association
Regional Centers of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases
Society for Vector Ecology
Texas A&M University Entomology Job Board